Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)

Access up to $100,000 with 0% interest and $7,300 wage subsidy to boost your business technology.

CDAP UPDATE

CDAP Applications are No Longer Being Accepted, but We Can Still Help

Having assisted 60+ businesses with their CDAP plans, we understand the critical role strategic digital transformation plays for small to medium-sized businesses in Canada. That's why we've developed our own streamlined process, enabling you to successfully navigate your digital transformation journey.

1. Meet with us to identify gaps and opportunities

2. Our advisors and digital team create plan tailored to your business

3. Receive actionable steps to improve your digital maturity

Enhance your digital marketing, SEO, cybersecurity, and more with the proven process that thousands of businesses have utilized to their advantage.

Feb 19, 2024 update

CDAP Has Ended

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has closed the acceptance of new applications for CDAP's Boost Your Business Technology program.

Changes to the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) as of February 19, 2024

As of February 19, 2024, the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) will no longer accept new submissions for its Boost Your Business Technology pathway.

The Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has officially ceased accepting new applications for the Boost Your Business Technology grants under the CDAP.

Existing grant agreements signed prior to the program's closure will remain in effect, allowing businesses to finalize their digital strategy with the help of a chosen advisor from the CDAP marketplace.

Furthermore, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) will continue processing loan applications from businesses holding valid CDAP Boost Your Business Technology grant agreements.

Access to the CDAP Portal

Access to the CDAP portal is granted under the following conditions:
■ Possession of a current grant agreement
■ Completion of your digital adoption plan and readiness to submit your grant claim
■ Approval of your grant claim, if seeking to apply for the BDC's zero-interest loan and/or a wage subsidy for employing a staff member

Access is denied to the CDAP portal for:
■ New applicants
■ Applicants who began the process but did not finalize a grant agreement
■ Holders of an expired grant agreement

Considering CDAP for Your Business?

To qualify, your business must have secured a grant agreement by February 19, 2024, to be eligible for the ISED grant and the BDC's zero-percent interest loan.

Incomplete Application or Grant Agreement with ISED?

To qualify for the ISED grant and BDC's zero-interest loan, you needed to have completed your application and signed a grant agreement before the program's deadline, adhering to all specified timelines.

Impact of Delayed Engagement with a Digital Advisor on Your Business

Your eligibility remains intact if your grant agreement is current and not expired. It is crucial to observe the CDAP's stipulated deadlines for submitting expenses related to the ISED grant and applying for the BDC's zero-percent interest loan.

Effect of the Announcement on Businesses Developing a Digital Adoption Plan

Businesses actively working on their Digital Adoption Plan with an approved CDAP advisor, holding a valid grant agreement, are unaffected by this announcement. Nonetheless, it's important to keep track of the CDAP's deadlines for expense submission and loan application.

Does This Announcement Affect Eligibility for Grants or Loans?

Your eligibility for the ISED grant and the BDC's zero-percent interest loan remains intact, provided you've met the qualification criteria by signing your grant agreement and adhering to all program deadlines.

Options Beyond the 9-Month Deadline Without Project Completion

Your eligibility for the ISED grant and the BDC's zero-percent interest loan remains intact, provided you've met the qualification criteria by signing your grant agreement and adhering to all program deadlines.

Feb 19, 2024 update

CDAP Has Ended, but
Focus21 Has an Alternative

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has closed the acceptance of new applications for CDAP's Boost Your Business Technology program. Focus21 But now you can order a Digital Transformation Plan from the Focus21 team and receive a 10% discount on our services.

Changes to the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) as of February 19, 2024

As of February 19, 2024, the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) will no longer accept new submissions for its Boost Your Business Technology pathway.

The Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has officially ceased accepting new applications for the Boost Your Business Technology grants under the CDAP.

Existing grant agreements signed prior to the program's closure will remain in effect, allowing businesses to finalize their digital strategy with the help of a chosen advisor from the CDAP marketplace.

Furthermore, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) will continue processing loan applications from businesses holding valid CDAP Boost Your Business Technology grant agreements.

Access to the CDAP Portal

Access to the CDAP portal is granted under the following conditions:
■ Possession of a current grant agreement
■ Completion of your digital adoption plan and readiness to submit your grant claim
■ Approval of your grant claim, if seeking to apply for the BDC's zero-interest loan and/or a wage subsidy for employing a staff member

Access is denied to the CDAP portal for:
■ New applicants
■ Applicants who began the process but did not finalize a grant agreement
■ Holders of an expired grant agreement

Considering CDAP for Your Business?

To qualify, your business must have secured a grant agreement by February 19, 2024, to be eligible for the ISED grant and the BDC's zero-percent interest loan.

Incomplete Application or Grant Agreement with ISED?

To qualify for the ISED grant and BDC's zero-interest loan, you needed to have completed your application and signed a grant agreement before the program's deadline, adhering to all specified timelines.

Impact of Delayed Engagement with a Digital Advisor on Your Business

Your eligibility remains intact if your grant agreement is current and not expired. It is crucial to observe the CDAP's stipulated deadlines for submitting expenses related to the ISED grant and applying for the BDC's zero-percent interest loan.

Effect of the Announcement on Businesses Developing a Digital Adoption Plan

Businesses actively working on their Digital Adoption Plan with an approved CDAP advisor, holding a valid grant agreement, are unaffected by this announcement. Nonetheless, it's important to keep track of the CDAP's deadlines for expense submission and loan application.

Does This Announcement Affect Eligibility for Grants or Loans?

Your eligibility for the ISED grant and the BDC's zero-percent interest loan remains intact, provided you've met the qualification criteria by signing your grant agreement and adhering to all program deadlines.

Options Beyond the 9-Month Deadline Without Project Completion

Your eligibility for the ISED grant and the BDC's zero-percent interest loan remains intact, provided you've met the qualification criteria by signing your grant agreement and adhering to all program deadlines.

Feb 16, 2024 update

CDAP is Closing

Urgent notice regarding the imminent closure of new application intake for the CDAP's Boost Your Business Technology stream and the unparalleled benefits it offers to your company. This is your last chance to apply with Focus21.

Changes to the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) as of February 16, 2024

Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED) announced the upcoming closure of new application intake for the Boost Your Business Technology stream of the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) on February 16, 2024.

Existing grant agreements remain in effect, allowing businesses to finalize their digital strategies with a preferred advisor from the CDAP marketplace.

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) will continue to process loan applications for businesses with valid CDAP Boost Your Business Technology grant agreements.

Considering CDAP for Our Business. Have We Missed the Deadline?

ISED indicates that the window for new applications will close shortly. Businesses must secure a signed grant agreement before the closure to qualify for the ISED grant and the BDC's zero-percent interest loan.

Status for Businesses with an ISED Account but No Completed Application or Grant Agreement

Businesses that have registered an account before this notification must finalize their application and sign a grant agreement before the deadline to remain eligible for the ISED grant and BDC's zero-percent loan offer.

Situation for Businesses with an ISED Grant Agreement but No Digital Advisor Engagement

Businesses with a valid (not expired) grant agreement are still eligible for the program. It's crucial to adhere to the CDAP's deadlines for submitting expenses related to the ISED grant and the BDC loan application.

Effect of the Announcement on Businesses Currently Developing their CDAP Digital Adoption Plan

Businesses actively working on their Digital Adoption Plan with an endorsed CDAP advisor, under a valid grant agreement, are unaffected by this announcement. However, they should be aware of the CDAP deadlines for expense submission related to the ISED grant and the BDC loan application.

Impact of the Announcement on Eligibility for ISED’s Boost Your Business Technology Grant and BDC 0% Loan

Businesses that have met the qualification criteria by signing their grant agreement and adhering to all specified program deadlines are eligible for the ISED grant and the BDC zero-percent loan, following the submission of their digital plan and invoices.

Options Beyond the 9-Month Deadline Without Project Completion

Inquiries regarding adherence to CDAP terms and conditions should be directed to ISED. From the time you sign the grant agreement, you have 9 months to submit a digital adoption plan.

CDAP Explained

What is CDAP  
Canada Digital Adoption Program

The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) was developed by the Government of Canada in 2021 to help small and medium businesses increase their online presence and digitize their business.

CDAP Certification

How Can Focus21 Help Your Business

From enhancing employee productivity or business operations to accessing cutting-edge technologies or government funding, like CDAP, Focus21 has Digital Adoption Advisors certified with Digital Maturity Group who can help you take advantage of this program.

  • Enhances customer experience
  • Reduces cost
  • Gives competitive edge
  • Improves supply chain logistics
CDAP Assistance

We Assist You Throughout the Entire CDAP Process

From navigating eligibility applications to crafting a tailored digital strategy plans, we ensure a seamless process to your digital transformation. You can count on our expertise and accessible guidance every step of the way.

Comprehensive Advisor Support

Our team of experienced advisors is dedicated to guiding and supporting you from start to finish.

Streamlined Eligibility Application

Navigating the eligibility requirements for grants, loans, and wage subsidies can be complex. We will help you understand and complete the application, ensuring you meet all the necessary criteria.

Expert Submission Guidance

Submitting grant, loan, or wage subsidy applications requires attention to detail and precision. Our team will walk you through the entire submission process, making sure all necessary information is included.

Tailored Digital Strategy Plan

We will collaborate closely with you to create a tailored plan that aligns with your goals and offers success to your business.

Accessible Support

Questions and uncertainties may arise during the process. Our team is always available to address any inquiries you may have, providing reliable support to keep you on track.

Our purpose is to build partnerships to deliver robust and scalable technology solutions that enhance efficiency, user experience, and performance.

CDAP Eligibility

Are You Eligible for
Canada Digital Adoption Program

To qualify for funding, your business must meet these criteria defined by the Government of Canada.

CDAP Approving

Get Approved with 4 Simple Steps

Focus21 is your trusted partner in navigating the CDAP process, guiding businesses step-by-step to secure the grant and loan. Our experienced team will provide expert support, ensuring you make the most of this opportunity to drive growth and innovation. Let us lead the way to your success in accessing CDAP funding.

1. Register

Get started on Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s (ISED) website.

2. Build a Plan

Build your digital plan with the help of an ISED-approved partner.

3. Get Approved

Submit your plan for approval to receive a grant of up to $15,000 to cover advisory fees.

4. Apply

Once approved, apply for a loan up to $100,000 to execute your plan.
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"Our clients are happy. Our own staff is happy because Focus21 increased the knowledge, capability and capacity of our own team."

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"It was so easy to work with Focus 21 and that made it a fantastic experience for us. The right questions were asked to discover the best solutions for a better business. We went in with a number of assumptions about our users and process and came out with alignment. There is a lot of trust between our teams and that trust continues to grow."

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Frequently Asked Questions

We are open about the technologies we use as well as our processes.

What does CDAP cover?

Acquiring IT equipment, Installation of new technologies, Updating and/or expanding IT equipment, Training staff on onboarded technologies, Materials and support services directly related to onboarding the technology, Further advisory services on particular aspects of the digital adoption plan.

Who can submit an application?

A director of a corporation or owner of a sole proprietorship, as well as any of their authorized representatives, may submit an application.

Can I apply for the CDAP program for more than one business?

Yes, as long as each business meets the eligibility criteria and has its own Business Number.

Does the owner of a business count as an employee?

No, a full time equivalent employee is defined as an employee receiving a T4 “Statement of Remuneration Paid” from the applicant. You may also have two PTE that equal full time hours.

How long do I have to apply for the 0% loan after my digital adoption plan is approved?

You will have 6 months from the time you receive your approval to complete your loan application.

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